Human Rights/Labor Rights
US Pushes For Ban on Imports From China's Xinjiang Province Due to Forced Labour   
April 02, 2020
Source: Al Bawaba News - Patagonia said it works with the Fair Labor Association to ensure materials in its supply chain are not produced with forced labour and that none of its finished products comes from Xinjiang.
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With March Madness canceled, food industry is overloaded with chicken wings   
April 02, 2020
Source: UPI.com - EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 2 (UPI) --With March Madness canceled and restaurants across the country closed, the meat industry is overloaded with chicken wings it can't sell. "The wing business is totally in the gutter," said Stan...
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Money In Motion: Yield Ahead   
April 02, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - With the Fed dropping the Fed Funds target into a zero interest rate policy, we should not expect to see a reversal on this front anytime soon. However, other rates along the yield curve do have the potential to move higher. We...
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World’s Virus Crisis Fighters Can Learn From Greek Tales of Woe   
April 02, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - The experience Greece had may well be different, but of a comparable magnitude -- with sobering consequences for the world’s political classes to ponder. Greek precedent shows that when unemployment rises,
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Estonia sees 2020 budget deficit at 10.1%/GDP   
April 02, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Estonia's 2020 nominal state budget deficit will be 10.1% of gross domestic product after coronavirus-linked additions to budget, its finance minister said on Thursday. Adds quotes, details TALLINN, April 2 (Reuters) - Estonia's...
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Pandemic Affects Canadian Sectors Differently: Evidence From The Information Technology Sector   
April 02, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - This pandemic-driven economic shutdown will clearly affect industries differently compared with what has played out in past recessions. The strength of Shopify has been the largest single driver of S&P/TSX Capped Information...
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Pakistan: Workers Face Health, Economic Risks   
April 02, 2020
Source: Human Rights Watch - Among the factories ordered to shut down are textile and garment factories that employ Pakistan’s largest industrial workforce. In the most recent figures available, the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated...
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Oil Surges as Trump Plans Energy Summit, Sees Russia-Saudi Deal on Crude Production   
April 02, 2020
Source: TheStreet.com - President Trump said the world oil industry has been 'ravaged' this year and plans meetings with industry executives later this week to address that could include tariffs on Gulf imports. Global oil prices rallied Thursday, while...
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Federal officials scramble to ensure tech glitches, bureaucracy don’t delay $1,200 coronavirus checks   
April 01, 2020
Source: Washington Post - U.S. officials are scrambling to stand up a new system to send coronavirus stimulus checks to millions of Americans, raising fresh fears that technical glitches and mismanagement could undermine a centerpiece of the Trump...
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USO Hasn’t Traded This Low, Ever   
April 01, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - United States Oil Fund (NYSEMKT: USO) purchases light, sweet, crude oil futures on behalf of its investors and passively manages itself according to its prospectus. It's tempting to bet that oil prices will rise while its current...
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